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2017 IEC El Paso Membership List


Electrical contractors understand the value of their investment in an IEC membership. Along with gaining access to IEC's apprentice training program, membership also includes these benefits and more.

Membership is conducted through IEC's chapters. In addition to the benefits listed below, each IEC chapter has its own local benefits. 

Members-Only Discounts

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Training, Management Education & Workforce Development

  • Nationally recognized, 4 year Electrical Apprentice  Programs to develop qualified and productive employees
  • Professional development program for field-trained journeyman electricians (2 years)
  • IEC University management education sessions at the Annual National Convention (October 26-29, 2016, San Antonio, Texas)
  • IEC University Electrical Project Management Institute offered in partnership with Purdue University
  • IEC University eCampus: Online courses covering safety, technical issues, business skills, and more

Communication Tools

  • Insights (published 8 times per year) addresses emerging market trends, federal government activities, contractor success stories, new product information, buyers guides, and more
  • Online Member Directory and "IEC Marketplace" which enable members and users to locate IEC contractors, manufacturers and suppliers
  • Electrical Matters and IEC Extension: electronic newsletters that keep you current on industry issues
  • Members-only access to the IEC National Website ( provides valuable safety resource information and a variety of powerful tools to enhance your productivity and profitability

National Meetings (member discounts apply)

  • IEC National Business Summit - (January 24-26, 2017, Charleston, South Carolina) offers timely and relevant educational programs for electrical contractors and an opportunity for members to take part in setting the direction of IEC.
  • IEC National Policy Conference (April 25-27, 2016, Washington, DC) - provides updates on legislative issues that affect your business and the greater electrical industry and gives you a chance to talk with lawmakers.
  • IEC Con 2016 (October 26-29, 2016, San Antonio, Texas) - provides opportunities for members to share ideas, analyze industry trends, and attend management & industry-related programs. The Expo portion of IEC Con 2016 providing hands-on access to the latest products from the industry's leading manufacturers, distributors, and service providers.

Networking & Business Development

  • Search engines on the IEC website helps promote and market your company
  • Forums enable groups of non-competing contractors to share "best practices" confidentially
  • Task forces and committees allow you to work with other members on issues facing the industry and IEC

Code & Safety Information & Representation

  • FREE Safety Manual for all new members (a $150 value)
  • IEC represents the industry in development of the National Electrical Code (NEC); National Electrical Safety Code; NEMA, UL, NECA standards, and various regional and national building code conferences
  • IEC represents the industry to OSHA, MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) and other federal agencies regulating workplace safety

Public Relations & Federal Government Advocacy

  • Representation of merit shop workforce issues, including state and federal employment regulations, project labor agreements, union activities (salting), association health plans, and employment discrimination
  • Political Action Committee (PAC) and Political Educational Fund (PEF) provide advocacy support in Washington on behalf of IEC members
  • Participation in state and federal apprentice advisory boards
  • Industry Career Awareness Program - working with organizations (SkillsUSA/VICA) to raise student awareness of career opportunities in the electrical contracting industry
  • Awards programs that recognize excellence and achievements of IEC members and chapters
  • Legal counsel - guidance and advice regarding labor law issues

Special Resources (member discounts apply)

  • Textbooks, manuals, and videos in the areas of safety and management/workforce training
  • Safety materials such as the IEC Jobsite Safety Handbook
  • OSHA's Construction Industry Regulations in an easy-to-read format
  • IEC logo apparel to assist in outfitting your employees